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HSBC appoints new head of GTRF in Japan
HSBC appoints new head of GTRF in Japan
Jonathan Bell
14 January 2015

HSBC has appointed Takahisa Yano as director, country head of global trade and receivables finance (GTRF) Japan, effective since 5 January 2015.

Equinox makes two new appointments to UK team
Equinox makes two new appointments to UK team
Dalia Gebrial
13 January 2015

Equinox Global (Equinox), the Lloyd’s cover holder specialising in trade credit insurance, has appointed Kully Ubhi and Jack Woodruff to its UK team.

Petrobras appoints compliance officer in wake of corruption scandal
Petrobras appoints compliance officer in wake of corruption scandal
Dalia Gebrial
13 January 2015

The Brazilian multinational energy corporation, Petrobras, has appointed João Adalberto Elek Junior as governance, risk and compliance officer.

Markel granted regulatory approval for Dubai office
Markel granted regulatory approval for Dubai office
Dalia Gebrial
12 January 2015

Markel International (Markel), the specialist insurer, has been granted regulatory approval by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to operate within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

NBAD appoints head of debt origination and distribution, South-East Asia
NBAD appoints head of debt origination and distribution, South-East Asia
Dalia Gebrial
12 January 2015

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), has appointed Wynce Low as executive director and head of debt origination and distribution for South-East Asia.

Citi appoints new head of TTS EMEA payments and receivables
Citi appoints new head of TTS EMEA payments and receivables
Dalia Gebrial
12 January 2015

Citibank has appointed Ireti Samuel-Ogbu as its new trade and treasury (TTS) solutions payments and receivables head for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

NBAD appoints new global head of merchant banking
NBAD appoints new global head of merchant banking
Dalia Gebrial
12 January 2015

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has appointed Omar Mehanna as managing director and global head of merchant banking.

US Ex-Im Bank appoints new VP of structured finance
US Ex-Im Bank appoints new VP of structured finance
Dan Sheriff
9 January 2015

US Ex-Im Bank, the American ECA, has appointed a new vice president for project and structured finance

ING appoints new head of clients and products in Frankfurt
ING appoints new head of clients and products in Frankfurt
Paul Preugschat
7 January 2015

ING Commercial Banking Germany has today appointed Andreas Becker as head of clients and products in its Frankfurt headquarters.

US Ex-Im names advisory committee for 2015
US Ex-Im names advisory committee for 2015
Jonathan Bell
6 January 2015

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) today announced a new slate of members for its advisory committee for fiscal 2015.

QBE Insurance expands offering in MENA
QBE Insurance expands offering in MENA
Dalia Gebrial
5 January 2015

QBE Insurance (QBE) has expanded its activities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with a new appointment and the opening up of trade credit lines in the region.

JLT Insurance makes several appointments to US-based energy risk team
JLT Insurance makes several appointments to US-based energy risk team
Dalia Gebrial
5 January 2015

Jardine Speciality Insurance Services (JLT Speciality), a US subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) group has appointed five energy specialists to its energy risk team in its Houston office

Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger retires as president of FIMBank
Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger retires as president of FIMBank
Jonathan Bell
22 December 2014

After more than 11 years at the helm of trade within Malta-headquartered FIMBank, the group’s president, Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger, is retiring. The group has also announced the appointment of an acting CEO.

UKEF appoints head of international business development
UKEF appoints head of international business development
Jonathan Bell
19 December 2014

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, has appointed David Ludlow as its new head of international business development.

Hans Janus leaves Euler Hermes after three decades
Hans Janus leaves Euler Hermes after three decades
Hesham Zakai
19 December 2014

Dr Hans Janus, a member of the board of management of Euler Hermes, has announced that he will be leaving the German export credit agency at the end of the year.

Mercuria Energy hires former OW Bunker team
Mercuria Energy hires former OW Bunker team
Jonathan Bell
17 December 2014

Swiss-headquartered commodity trading company Mercuria Energy has moved more intensely into the shipping fuel sector with the hire of personnel from the Danish-owned OW Bunker.

BAML looks inwards for four senior GTS appointments
BAML looks inwards for four senior GTS appointments
Hesham Zakai
17 December 2014

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has made four senior appointments to its global transaction services (GTS) team, all from within its own ranks.

BNP Paribas appoints new China CEO
BNP Paribas appoints new China CEO
Dalia Gebrial
12 December 2014

BNP Paribas has appointed Peter Kwok as CEO of its China offices. He will take over the role from Clarence T’ao, who will be appointed as head of emerging Asian markets, wealth management Asia Pacific.

VTB Capital appoints new CEO
VTB Capital appoints new CEO
Jonathan Bell
11 December 2014

VTB Capital has appointed Nick Hutt as the bank’s new CEO. In this role, he will also continue to manage VTB Capital’s international offices.

Avolon announces pricing of IPO
Avolon announces pricing of IPO
Dalia Gebrial
11 December 2014

The Ireland-based aircraft leasing company, Avolon Holdings (Avolon) has announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 13,636,363 common shares at a public offering price of $20 per share.

Barclays makes new appointments to trade and working capital team
Barclays makes new appointments to trade and working capital team
Dalia Gebrial
5 December 2014

Barclays has appointed Nick Littleford and Paul Woodward as co-heads of large corporate sales finance organisation, UK and Ireland, within the trade and working capital team.

Beazley opens office in the Middle East
Beazley opens office in the Middle East
Dalia Gebrial
3 December 2014

The London-based specialist insurer, Beazley Group (Beazley), has announced it will open an office in the Dubai Financial Centre (DIFC) to underwrite political risk, trade credit, political violence and contingency insurance.

Louis Dreyfus appoints new CEO
Louis Dreyfus appoints new CEO
Dalia Gebrial
1 December 2014

The global merchandiser of commodities, Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Louis Dreyfus), has appointed Mayo Schmidt as its new CEO. The decision will take effect from 5 January 2015.

JP Morgan hires Citi treasury advisory head
JP Morgan hires Citi treasury advisory head
Hesham Zakai
28 November 2014

Gourang Shah has joined US bank JP Morgan as the head of its treasury advisory business for Asia Pacific. His position is effective from December 2014.

Demica appoints new CEO as Kerle departs
Demica appoints new CEO as Kerle departs
Hesham Zakai
25 November 2014

Demica has appointed Matt Wreford as its new chief executive officer, replacing the outgoing Philip Kerle.

Rabobank appoints new head of TCF
Rabobank appoints new head of TCF
Dalia Gebrial
25 November 2014

Dutch multinational, Rabobank, has appointed Jasper van Schaik as its new global head of trade and commodity finance (TCF).

Denizbank appoints new head of financial institutions and trade finance
Denizbank appoints new head of financial institutions and trade finance
Dalia Gebrial
24 November 2014

The private Turkish bank, Denizbank, has appointed Semih Ozcan as its division head of financial institution and trade finance. In his new role, he will be based in Vienna.

Bank Leumi UK appoints Michael Rolfe as head of commodity finance
Bank Leumi UK appoints Michael Rolfe as head of commodity finance
Jonathan Bell
24 November 2014

Bank Leumi (UK) has appointed Michael Rolfe as its new head of commodity finance.

SACE signs collaboration agreement with Vietnamese bank
SACE signs collaboration agreement with Vietnamese bank
Dalia Gebrial
24 November 2014

The Italian export credit agency (ECA), SACE, has signed an agreement with the second largest commercial bank in Vietnam, Vietinbank.

Ashurst further strengthens finance practice in Asia
Ashurst further strengthens finance practice in Asia
Jonathan Bell
18 November 2014

International law firm Ashurst has appointed Chin Chuan Chen as a partner in its finance team in Beijing and Singapore. This is the latest appointment in a string of hirings the firm has made to expand their Asia-Pacific coverage.

HSBC appoints new Asia-Pacific head of payments and cash
HSBC appoints new Asia-Pacific head of payments and cash
Jonathan Bell
18 November 2014

HSBC has appointed Kee Joo Wong as the head of payments and cash management (PCM) for Asia-Pacific, effective from 1 January 2015.

Euler Hermes appoints new CEO for DACH region
Euler Hermes appoints new CEO for DACH region
Dalia Gebrial
17 November 2014

Euler Hermes, the trade credit insurance company, has appointed Michael Diederich as its new CEO for operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the DACH region). He will take up the role at the beginning of 2015, pending regulatory approval.

BAML makes regional US appointment within  global trade and supply chain team
BAML makes regional US appointment within global trade and supply chain team
Dalia Gebrial
17 November 2014

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has appointed Yafen Field to lead their global trade and supply chain finance business in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.

Former Goldman’s exec joins AerCap
Former Goldman’s exec joins AerCap
Dan Sheriff
14 November 2014

John Wikoff, former head of the transportation finance group at Goldman Sachs, has joined AerCap - the aircraft lessor - as head of investor relations.

Landmark TAPI pipeline company established
Landmark TAPI pipeline company established
Jonathan Bell
13 November 2014

The four state gas companies of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India have established a company that will build, own and operate the planned 1,800-kilometer Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline.

Markel expands trade credit team in Singapore
Markel expands trade credit team in Singapore
Jonathan Bell
13 November 2014

Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Linda Naili to its expanding trade credit team in Singapore.

Mini Roy joins StanChart public sector group in New York
Mini Roy joins StanChart public sector group in New York
Jonathan Bell
13 November 2014

Following her departure from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in September, Mini Roy has joined Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) as managing director in the public sector and development organisations group.

Barclays appoints new head of product management for trade & working capital
Barclays appoints new head of product management for trade & working capital
Jonathan Bell
13 November 2014

Barclays has appointed Brenton Booth as its new head of product management, trade & working capital.

Essar launches trading office in Geneva
Essar launches trading office in Geneva
Jonathan Bell
12 November 2014

Indian refining and metals corporation, Essar Group, has set up an office in Geneva to trade crude oil, refined petroleum products, coal, iron ore and steel.

Ince & Co announces international leadership reshuffle
Ince & Co announces international leadership reshuffle
Dalia Gebrial
12 November 2014

The international commercial law firm, Ince & Co, has appointed Paul Herring as its new chairman and Jan Heuvels as international senior partner.

Equinox Global expands team in France
Equinox Global expands team in France
Dalia Gebrial
10 November 2014

Equinox Global (Equinox), the Lloyd’s cover holder specialising in trade credit insurance, has appointed Vladimir Malenic to its team in France, which recently moved into a new central Paris office.

Equinox Global adds two new carriers to its binder panel
Equinox Global adds two new carriers to its binder panel
Jonathan Bell
7 November 2014

Equinox Global, the Lloyd’s coverholder specialising in trade credit insurance, has selected Amlin and The Channel Syndicate to join its binder panel, increasing the number of carriers on the panel from seven to nine.

ANZ appoints CEO China and head of Greater China
ANZ appoints CEO China and head of Greater China
Jonathan Bell
6 November 2014

ANZ has appointed Huang Xiaoguang as the bank’s new CEO for China. He will also serve in a wider capacity as ANZ’s head of Greater China, responsible for capturing trade and investment flows within Greater China.

Claudia Belli appointed head of microfinance at BNPP
Claudia Belli appointed head of microfinance at BNPP
Jonathan Bell
6 November 2014

BNP Paribas (BNPP) has appointed Claudia Belli-Jeanteur as head of social business and microfinance.

Santander appoint Cavenaghi as Europe head
Santander appoint Cavenaghi as Europe head
Hesham Zakai
6 November 2014

Eugenio Cavenaghi has joined Santander as managing director – head of trade, export & supply chain finance for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Law firm Thomas Cooper boosts partnership
Law firm Thomas Cooper boosts partnership
Jonathan Bell
31 October 2014

London-headquartered law firm Thomas Cooper is continuing to boost its partnership with the announcement of four internal promotions across the business’ key sectors, including shipping, international trade and commodities, insurance and reinsurance and finance.

MIGA selects new Europe head
MIGA selects new Europe head
Dalia Gebrial
31 October 2014

The political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), has appointed Elena Palei as its new regional head of Europe.

ICC makes Banking Commission leadership changes
ICC makes Banking Commission leadership changes
Jonathan Bell
29 October 2014

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed six new advisory board members to its Banking Commission, and three new Technical Advisors on the ICC Trade Register project. The appointments form an integral part of ICC’s plans to stimulate the continued growth and evolution of its leadership structure.

Santander formally announces new structure of GTB division
Santander formally announces new structure of GTB division
Jonathan Bell
29 October 2014

Santander Global Banking & Markets has today formally announced the new structure of its global transaction banking (GTB) division.

Bolero appoints Barclays director to its senior team
Bolero appoints Barclays director to its senior team
Dalia Gebrial
28 October 2014

Bolero International (Bolero), the trade documentation software specialist, has appointed Maria Malinowska as director of financial institutions.